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2012 NIT Schedule And Bracket: Round 1 Game Times, TV Schedule

The National Invitational Tournament tips off Tuesday, as the UMass Minutemen take on the Mississippi St. Bulldogs at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The winner of UMass and Mississippi State will advance to face either top-seeded Seton Hall Pirates or the Stony Brooke Seawolves in the second round.

Officially, half of the 32-team field will play games on Tuesday night, as the road to the Final Four in Madison Square Garden begins. Here's a look at Tuesday's game times and TV schedule. (For a complete NIT bracket, click here.):

(No. 1-seed) Washington Huskies vs. (8) Texas-Arlington Mavericks

  • 10 p.m. ET on ESPNU

(4) Northwestern Wildcats vs. (5) Akron Zips

  • 9 p.m. on ESPN2

(3) Oregon Ducks vs. (6) LSU Tigers

  • 9:30 p.m. on ESPN

(2) Dayton Flyers vs. (7) Iowa Hawkeyes

  • 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

(1) Tennessee Volunteers vs. (8) Savannah St. Tigers

  • 8 p.m. on ESPNU

(4) Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders vs. (5) Marshall Thundering Herd

  • 9:15 p.m. on ESPN3

(1) Seton Hall Pirates vs. (8) Stony Brook Seawolves

  • 7:15 p.m. on ESPN3

(4) Mississippi St. Bulldogs vs. (5) UMass Minutemen

  • 7 p.m. on ESPN2

(3) Stanford Cardinal vs. (6) Cleveland St. Vikings

  • 11 p.m. on ESPN2

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